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Audi A4 B8 S line Bumper Removal / RS4 Grille Fitment Step-by-Step Guide

ScottishA4B9 Feb 11, 2014

  1. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon TDi

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    Your car looks great John. Your Rotors compliment that rare body colour very well! I fancy some splitter extensions you have on your rear bumper but Audi told me they don't fit S lines! :( I don't see how really.

    Your window wraps look really good as well!
     
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  2. JG51 AUD

    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Gold Supporter Audi A5 Black Edition TDi

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    Cheers ScottishS3, don't see why they wouldn't fit either, not to sure about some of the advice Audi give out, Macdoon got told that the boot spoiler that both of us have wouldn't fit his s-line as it was for the SE only, all they needed to do was look at the shape of the boot lid to see they were the same shape for fitting the spoiler. Every time I visit the parts guy at my local Audi dealer I teach him something new about the A4 b8, usually stuff I've learned from this forum.
    Maybe order them and if they don't fit send them back, maybe check ebay though, Audi are a bit steep for these. :hubbahubba:
     
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  3. SI-W85

    SI-W85 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah no bother couldn't believe how easy it came off 5 screws bottom 3 either side and 6 along the top and it was off as easy as that, took an R32 bumper off last week and that was a nightmare compared.
     
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  4. SI-W85

    SI-W85 Well-Known Member

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    Anyway didn't go for RS4 went for black edition grill instead,
     

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  5. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Waiting for Grille, LED tails and Dynamik spoiler to arrive grrrr
     
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  6. SI-W85

    SI-W85 Well-Known Member

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    Totally off subject but I've been playing with vas pc today and that makes vcds look like a breeze to work on lol but can do so much more, wondering wether or not to get it for myself. :/
     
  7. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon TDi

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    What is the proper name of the bumper skirt extensions as I have tried googling them and looking on eBay before but no luck!
     
  8. JG51 AUD

    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Gold Supporter Audi A5 Black Edition TDi

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    Google Audi A4 accessories, click into stoke audi, sport and design section. You'll find them there £154. Sorry I couldn't post the link mate.
     
  9. JG51 AUD

    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Gold Supporter Audi A5 Black Edition TDi

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    Sounds like your going to be busy Mac, just the waiting game now, bet your pissed off and just want to get in about it. Not be long mate. :uhm:
     
  10. JG51 AUD

    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Gold Supporter Audi A5 Black Edition TDi

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    That's my grille fitted, decided to leave the badge off for now, maybe put it on at a later date.

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    Cheers again ScottishS3, this thread made my job so much easier. :applaus:
     
  11. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon TDi

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    No problem mate. Glad it helped. Your car is looking great with the new grille! 😎
     
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  12. Liquidfusion-S3

    Liquidfusion-S3 I fall to peer pressure!

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    Think you should make your own badge and put it on there, then you'll get the usually question of.... "What car is that then?" lol
     
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  13. dieseldoos

    dieseldoos Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Joined the grill change club today! Thank you for this write up, made the job much easier! Just the door mirrors now.
     
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  14. AU11 ALS

    AU11 ALS Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter Audi A4 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group Black Edition

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    Looking good :) What colour is your car?
     
  15. dieseldoos

    dieseldoos Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Thanks, the colour is quartz grey metallic
     
  16. BenAvant

    BenAvant New Member

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    Been thinking about doing this to my car for some time now, this thread may come in useful! I have to say I prefer it with the badge on though...
     
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  17. S.line

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    Anyone know where to get the mesh fog light surrounds? I was thinking about this with chrome surround for mine as it has chrome on windows. But looks nice on your car mate.
     
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    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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  19. Bushell27

    Bushell27 New Member

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    Used this guide today, was perfect! Thanks again
     
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  20. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver Team Estoril

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    great writeup, car looks really fresh with that on. What about doing your rotors gloss black?
     
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  21. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver Team Estoril

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    looks good mate but really needs the badge imo..
     
  22. evans1089

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    The eBay item isn't for sale anymore?
     
  23. S.line

    S.line Active Member

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    331226408965 yes it is. Does anyone want one? Could possibly buy a few cheap for a deal!
     
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    evans1089 Active Member

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    What's price? I'd be interested
     
  25. S.line

    S.line Active Member

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    Not sure. Let's see how many want it then go from there.
     
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  26. Scottb

    Scottb New Member

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    I've been looking all over ebay for a good quality grill and after reading your post I've gone for it. Fingers crossed in 10 days Ill have some fun fitting it. Cheers!
     

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  27. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon TDi

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    Keep us posted Scottb!
     
  28. Scottb

    Scottb New Member

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    Here we go! I received the grill today from the same eBay seller that was stated in the first post by ScottishS3.
    I know the original link has now ended so here is the most upto date link for the item:

    Audi A4 S4 B8 09-12 RS Style Gloss Black Mesh Front Hood Bumper Grill | eBay

    As soon as I got home I started to fit. It took me about 1.5 hours taking my time. The hardest bit was getting the bumper back on perfect but it didn't take too long.
    If I were to do it again, I'd go to Audi and buy a brand new badge for the grill as it's very easy to snap some of the tabs that hold the badge in place.

    A BIG thank you to ScottishS3 for your step by step and the link to the item!!!!!

    Ive also bought some Metal pressed plates for the car. I personally think they look a lot simpler and smarter.

    Here's a few before and after pictures. Hopefully Ill get a good picture of the whole car in the next few days.
     

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  29. JG51 AUD

    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Gold Supporter Audi A5 Black Edition TDi

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    Looking good mate, great job. :thumbsup:
    Just a suggestion though, in your pics it looks like the crash bar, think that's what it's called, remains silver. Maybe give it a coat of black paint, or as I did, use pasti-dip, it finishes an already good mod.

    JG
     
  30. Scottb

    Scottb New Member

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    I can see what you mean in the pictures. I've not noticed it in person but I'll have another look tomorrow.

    Cheers for the advice!!!
     
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  31. nas1638

    nas1638 Member

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    I'll be getting one of these grilles, they look great I think, the standard grill lets them down IMO I was hoping there would be an after market grill for these :) thank you writer for the great post.
    Paul
     
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    Looking to do this Mod, but I have factory fitted front sensors do they just unplug from the back of the bumper?
     
  33. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon TDi

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    I believe they do mate although never done it myself. Once you take the bumper off and it is only secured by the wires (fog lights, air temp sensor and parking sensors) you will be able to see easily how they unplug from the bumper.
     
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  34. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, they just slot into the grill, has the wires and a few clips, but very easy to unclip and put back on
     
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  36. zach bolich

    zach bolich New Member

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    Hey
    Hows it going everyone? I recently bought my first Audi and just did the grill swap and I have a question. When I took the bumper off these (Im assuming are sensors of some kind) where just hanging inside the bumper. Any Idea what they are?

    Thanks for any help you can offer IMG_5244.jpg IMG_5252 (1).jpg
     
  37. whoseline

    whoseline New Member

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    Does anyone know the part number for the two bolts on the far edges of each side of the bumper? Mine are missing...
     
  38. Locoblade

    Locoblade Active Member Audi S4

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    Thanks for the guide, it really helped :)

    Just thought it's worth mentioning that on my B8.5 facelift there was an additional bracket clamping the sides of the bumper to the underside of the front wing and I needed to undo these two bolts on each side before it would come off.
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    It's a bit awkward to get your head round the orientation of his photo but this is taken looking vertically upwards from the front corner of the wheel arch with the front of the car to the right, the lip on the left is the lip of the bumper wheel arch and the flat area at the bottom of the photo is the inside of the bumper plastic.
     
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  39. Shogun

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    If anyone In the north west wants some beer tokens this is a job ive been putting off for 6 month lol
    Not joking either, if anyone does send me a message :p
     
  40. Locoblade

    Locoblade Active Member Audi S4

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    Its not too bad, you only need a few tools and once it's all undone it detaches from the car relatively easily, and even more surprisingly goes back on fairly easily too! I think an hour and a half is pushing it for a first time job but give yourself an afternoon with no time pressure and you'll do it easily.
     

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